The Torch

Hearing loss among college students

Princy Abraham, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2010

Whether students are walking to class, driving to work, or attempting to do homework, they are usually blasting noise into their ears. If students are regularly venting to friends on their cell phones, blocking out noises with the...

Cooking in dorms made simple

Joanna Adduci, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2010

In order to skip the lines and the stiff hours of the dining halls, some St. John's students choose to cook in their dorms. With a multitude of recipes, including exotic dishes like baked ziti, students are utilizing their culina...

Anthropology department expanding rapidly on campus

Karolina May, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010

With the variety of majors offered at the five colleges of St. John's University, choosing a direction of study may seem simple. The study of anthropology, offered by St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a major ...

Style gone wild to kick off Fashion Week

Carolyn Wargula, Features Editor

September 14, 2010

With the sound of hundreds of stilettos hitting the pavement mixed with the smell of cigarettes and high-end perfume, Soho was clogged with hundreds of fashionistas celebrating New York's largest economy-boosting event, Fashion'...

To choose or not to choose: living on campus

Nofar Arabov, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2010

Every year, incoming freshman around the world come to St. John's University, ready to exercise their newly acquired autonomy from home.  It is no surprise that an 18-year-old living on their own is excited for no more ...

Study abroad program offers more locations and courses

Karolina May

September 8, 2010

"Go Global!" This is a very familiar slogan to those who are attending St. John's University. However, many students believe the study abroad programs offered by The Office of Global Studies exceed their financial capabilities. Mark Eckman, as...

Earth Club promotes environmentally friendly living

Joanna Adduci

September 8, 2010

In an effort to increase environmental awareness and responsibility among students, Dr. Robert Forman and the Earth Club have instituted a program promoting "Green Dorm Rooms" in order to promote sustainability in the resident...

Textbook rentals offered now at STJ

Ida Brittany Newkirk

September 8, 2010

Nothing says the start of a new semester like purchasing textbooks. Some students fervently surf the web for deals while other students stand in line at the bookstore. But regardless of how the student acquires their books, l...

Cycling in style through the city

Mary Jurado, Staff Writer

September 8, 2010

Let's start this off with a little word association - New York City transportation. Now, quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Subways? Maybe shudders arise from flash backs to being packed like sardines on the E...

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